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PUBLISHED: 17:36 18 October 2013 | UPDATED: 17:36 18 October 2013

See David Baddiel at the Hackney Empire for a Hackney shelter fundraiser

See David Baddiel at the Hackney Empire for a Hackney shelter fundraiser

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A short, sharp guide to what's on in Hackney this weekend:

Friday

Create puppets based on traditional folk tales. From 4pm, at Clapton Library, Albion Road, Clapton. Free, call 020 8356 1620.

Mellow out with jazz band Nostalgia 77, who are regrouping for a three-night residency ahead of the release of their fifth studio LP. From 8pm, at The Vortex Club, 11 Gillett Square, N16. Costs £12.50, call 020 7254 4097.

Listen to six-piece rock and gypsy band Gypsy Fever. From 8.30pm, at Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, E8. Costs £5, call 0871 902 5734.

Saturday

Enjoy great food and entertainment at the Black History Month Caribbean dinner evening hosted by the Antigua & Barbuda National Association. From 7.30pm, at St Matthias’s Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, N16. Costs £12, email e.george@yahoo.co.uk.

Check out a flea market with an eclectic mix of 30 stall holders consisting of Hackney Downs Studios, local independents and traders from Spitalfields Market. From 11am, at 73A Stoke Newington Church Street, N16. Free, email hackneyfleamarket@gmail.com.

Join Cut A Shine for their monthly Hackney residency featuring the best pipers in the world and pizza. From 8pm, at Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk, E9. Costs £10, visit www.wegottickets.com.

Sunday

Use things that have fallen in the Geffrye gardens to make autumnal accessories, create garden animals from clay, hear stories about hibernating creatures and have a last look at the period gardens before they close for winter. From 10.30am, at The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, E2. Free, email info@geffrye-museum.org.uk.

Listen to baritone Gareth Brynmor John and pianist Finn Downie-Dear perform Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin. From 7pm at Sutton House, Homerton High Street, E9. Costs £10, email david.altheer@gmail.com.

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